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The success of BVSD students sometimes requires more than our schools and teachers are able to provide during the day, and this is where we step in. In times of crisis or emergency we are agile and strategic in our response, finding where we can best support the needs of the Boulder Valley community. 

Marshall Fire

Over 900 students and 100 educators in the Boulder Valley School District were displaced by the devastating Marshall Fire on December 30, 2021.

Students and educators impacted by the fire found themselves facing the financial impacts and trauma of losing their homes, being displaced, losing their belongings, and seeing their community forever changed.

The Pandemic

When the COVID-19 pandemic caused schools to close on March 13, 2020, education as we knew it was flipped upside down.

Many families rely on our schools for much more than learning. When schools closed, these students immediately needed nutritious food at home and internet and devices to access remote learning. As students returned to school, supporting supplemental instruction to help students catch up on learning became a priority as well.

How we helped

Mental Health

Financial Assistance

  • Community liaisons help distribute $50,000 to families in need, including youth bus passes, mindfulness books, and gift cards 
  • $500 personal checks and gift cards to 96 displaced staff members in the Boulder Valley School District
  • 900 “Comfort Kits” distributed to displaced BVSD students with gift cards, blankets, art supplies, letters of support and more
  • Transportation stipends provided to families displaced by the fire who have increased costs to get their children to school

Academic Needs

Food Security

  • Supported emergency food distribution of nearly 2 million meals through BVSD Food Services
  • Delivered groceries to 450 high needs families
  • Distributed grocery gift cards to families 

The Digital Divide

  • Provided 1,500 families with internet access through BVSD IT
  • Supported the distribution of 6,000 chromebooks
  • Deployed 450 hotspots to families in need of more reliable service

Supplemental Instruction

  • Targeted tutoring for 3rd-8th grade students
  • ACT/SAT preparatory courses for high school juniors
  • Funding for all BVSD high school students needing to retake failed or incomplete coursework
  • Additional instruction, technology and curriculum to keep students engaged and on grade level

Emergency Child Care

School Supplies

  • Acquired and distributed 3,000 backpacks filled with school supplies
  • Purchased thousands of books and collected thousands more books for families

SUPPORT EQUITY IN BOULDER VALLEY SCHOOLS

A donation to Impact on Education allows us to invest in the 30,000 students and 4,000 educators of the Boulder Valley School District.

CRISIS RESPONSE

IOE funding expands mental health support for BVSD students and staff

So far this school year, we’ve raised over $800,000 to support the ongoing mental health needs of students and staff throughout the Boulder Valley School District.

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Local community donates over 200 musical instruments to BVSD students

Of the many things lost in the Marshall Fire, musical instruments can be difficult and expensive to replace. Since the fire broke out, we’ve been working closely with BVSD to help replace these instruments.

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Increasing mental health support for students most affected by the Marshall Fire

Impact on Education is actively seeking funding to facilitate hiring four additional Mental Health Advocates to be deployed in the BVSD schools most impacted by the Marshall Fire.

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How BVSD Community Liaisons support families in need

This month we placed over $50,000 of assistance into the hands of community liaisons, those who work most closely with BVSD students and families in financial need.

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